Loftus Total Skin Care (Formerly Kathy Jones Skin Care) January 2014 Newsletter
Let's Talk Sclerotherapy with Sue Daugherty, RN
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a chemical solution that treats spider veins of the legs. The treatment is delicate and works by causing damage to the inner wall of the vein, collapsing it over time.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for this procedure?
Avoid any alcohol, Advil, Motrin, and Naproxin, as these can cause bruising at the injection site. Avoid wearing lotion and bring a pair of shorts to your appointment to change into, and bring compression hose (15-30mm Hg) to wear after the appointment.
What should I expect from this procedure?
You should absolutely expect improvement after having this procedure! Of course, like most non-invasive procedures, you may need more than one treatment for maximum results.
Dr Loftus' Tip of the Month
If you have varicose veins in addition to spider veins, you should first have your varicose veins treated (by a vascular surgeon or radiologist) prior to seeking treatment of your spider veins. Otherwise, your spider vein treatment may not work!
Retinols in Review
Retinol products are powerful exfoliants that stimulate skin cells to generate collagen, giving the skin firmness and fullness while improving its texture and tone. They slow the aging process by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and help hyperpigmentation from sun damage. They also decrease oil production and fight breakouts. On top of all of that, they allow the skin to absorb skin care products more effeciently. Retinol products are a powerful skin care product that everyone can benefit from using.